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Sunderland North Pier Lighthouse

The Roker North Pier was the first stage in the construction of the Lighthouse.  It took 18 years, and needed the assistance of a 50 ton gib crane designed by Henry Hay Wake, the lead designer of the entire Pier & Lighthouse project. The Pier cost £290,000, and in 1902, Wake could finally set his sights on building the roundhead and Lighthouse needed for Sunderland’s port. The Lighthouse was completed within just one year, and had a grand opening ceremony on the 23rd September 1903. The interior of the lighthouse is truly remarkable and highly unusual as it was a non-residential lighthouse, displaying wooden panelling, parquet flooring and a bespoke tiled engine room.

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  • www ROKER PIER CO.UK PIER TOURS looks good
    • Deffo need a gathering next year to visit here Philip & Jack
    • £8 open again in the spring, worth a go, thanks Philip
  • Great info Jack have been in tunnel to the lighthouse yet??
    • Thanks Philip. No did not know you could do that.
  • Roker North Pier Lighthouse looks very good with the waves crashing Jack - Well done. Already counted from earlier!
    • Thanks Howard, just passing it and sun was out
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